Originally Posted by dons2346
We have property in WA as SD residents but we are careful not to spend more than 6 months in our house. You can own property anywhere and have a house/condo in any state or multiple states as long as you are aware of what constitutes being a resident of that state.
If you decide to have a house in either state, keep impeccable records about your time out of state so you can document if called on the carpet.
As a follow up...
Do you avoid being in either state more than 6 months?
We signed with a contractor in Las Cruces NM to build a new home and we are expecting a completion date of Dec 1st 2021. We need to be in Las Cruces around April 15th for the electrical walk through. Also...we are reducing our travel in 2021 for both Covid and budget related issues.
Additionally, an interesting issue is that we close on the project about December 15th of this year (2020). This is not a typical construction loan. In effect, when we close we own the property and the builder draws funds from the loan as they need them.
Initially I had us out of NM the months of Jan, Feb, March and July. Our time in NM (April, May, August - November) would be in a local RV park except that December we would be in our home. I am wondering if I need to add a couple months out of the state to avoid accidentally being tagged as a NM resident.
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